Texas A&M football opponents for 2025: SEC’s scheduling solution is… Creative?

Texas A&M football fans now know exactly who they’re playing in 2025. This will look familiar.
Sep 4, 2021;  College Station, Texas, USA;  General picture of the SEC logo on the down marker at
Sep 4, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; General picture of the SEC logo on the down marker at / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football 2025 opponents released: Facing scheduling problems, SEC completely punts on opponent rotation

My recent article on Texas A&M football and their possible 2025 opponents has obsolesced in record time. I will add that to my long list of achievements!

The list of opponents has been released for the 2025 Texas A&M football season. It was announced earlier today that the SEC would be sticking to their 8-game schedule for 2025, which presented interesting scheduling issues. I wrote about that here

One scenario I did not touch on—as I believed it to be too unrealistic—was that the SEC would hand down the exact same conference schedule as 2024, but with home and road games flipped. This, somehow, is what happened.

Not a single opponent switched out.

For those of you not able to call the schedule immediately to mind for the upcoming season, this means that the Aggies will play home games against Florida, Auburn, Mississippi State, and South Carolina in their conference games. They will also host Tarleton State, Utah State, and UTSA. They will travel to face Texas, LSU, Missouri, Notre Dame, and Arkansas (yes, the annual matchup in Dallas runs out next year).

There’s a good and a bad side to this. The bad side, as Billy Liucci says on Twitter, is that there is not an immediately clear answer to the question of who the big-ticket opponent will be for a home game in 2025. Auburn and Florida have that potential, but are currently on the downswing. Further, the opponents who figure to be the best on that slate are all going to be road games.

The good side is that the Aggies will once again avoid Alabama and Georgia. From the standpoint of likelihood of wins and losses, you’d much rather travel to Austin and Baton Rouge than Tuscaloosa and Athens.

I’m just astonished that this is the solution the SEC came up with. It really just feels like a complete punt. I understand that, as Sankey says, the landscape of college football is changing, but this in no way feels like an answer to that.